ASIC explained: Who is the corporate watchdog, what does it do and why should Australians care?

A speech by Greg Medcraft, Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission to the National Press Club of Australia, 3 December 2014


Ladies and gentlemen, as you know, the Financial System Inquiry final report was provided to Government last Friday. I do not want my remarks to be a discussion about that very significant piece of work.

What I want do to is give you a better idea of ASIC, by discussing three things:

  • ASIC’s role and why we matter to Australians
  • our challenges to ensuring that investors have trust and confidence in our markets, and
  • how we respond to those challenges – both now and in the future.

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Last updated: 03/12/2014 12:00